Wil Francis formed William Control because he was interested in making music that didn't match the style of his other band, Aiden. In 2008 William Control released their debut album Hate Culture which is, as explained in a Kerrang! magazine interview, the story of a man named William Control and his last night on Earth because he wishes to kill himself. Hate Culture peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Electronic Albums chart and No. 43 on the Heatseekers chart. The band released a video for "Beautiful Loser" as the album's only single.
William Control toured with Escape The Fate on their "This War is Ours" tour in late 2008. In 2009, William Francis began working on a new William Control album, titled Noir, that was released on June 8, 2010.
Shortly after the release of Noir William Control left Victory Records, and founded his own record company called Control Records, based up in Seattle, Washington.
On January 26, 2012, he released the title of his third full-length album, Silentium Amoris, to be released on April 2nd, 2012. A music video for the first single off Silentium Amoris, titled "Kiss Me Judas", was released on June 26, 2012 on YouTube.
In August/September 2012, William Control filmed a live DVD titled Live in London Town (Directed by Tim Bullock, Produced by A Glass Half). The film featured one live show, shot at the O2 Academy, Islington, as well as behind the scenes footage and interviews from two other dates.
"He Left in search of a brand new world and found her across the Atlantic. In perfect silence and undying adoration, she followed."
In January 2013, William Control released his new live album - Live in London Town. featuring 20 tracks from previously released records and a new unreleased track/music video entitled "Speak to Me of Abduction", which featured behind the scenes footage from the Live in London Town DVD.
In March 2013, William Control asked again for donation to help fund his newest recording studio Hell's Half Acre from his official website. In return for a donation William Control gave those who donated his newest E.P. Skeleton Strings - featuring 9 tracks of acoustic covers or original songs, including "Noir" and H.I.M's "Funeral of Hearts".
In November 2013, William Control hedlined the Friday night at Whitby Gothic Weekend.
And in August 2014, William Control joins you at Alt-Fest for what could be their biggest performance yet!